Baby Rocker

Baby rockers and swing seats are beloved by parents and babies alike. Parents value hands-free time as babies enjoy gently rocking away and giggling. Shop for your baby rocker today and put a smile on your precious one’s face.



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WHY YOU NEED A BABY ROCKER

Parents across Australia appreciate the many benefits a rocker affords them and their babies. Bring one of these versatile and convenient accessories into your home to make the most of:

  • Soothing and calming support: Lull your baby to sleep with gentle movement, or get them off to a bright start with stimulating toys.
  • Hands-free supervision: Watch baby while you cook, clean and attend to toddlers
  • Portability and convenience: Lightweight, foldable designs can be easily transported around the home and taken on outings
  • Entertainment and stimulation: Built-in toys and music encourage motor-skill development and sensory perception.
  • Ergonomic support: Baby’s developing body will be protected by supportive features like a secure seat and adjustable recline positions.

 

DIFFERENT STYLES OF BABY ROCKERS

All rockers are quite similar in design. They offer a secure, padded seat attached to a flexible frame that allows for movement. Strap your baby in with a secure 5-point safety harness. The different rocker styles include:

  • Portable rocker: Folds flat and consists of a removable seat for transport
  • Nursery Rocker: This version rocks rather than bounces and looks like a baby rocking chair.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Baby rockers are designed to mimic the rocking and bouncing motions that can soothe babies. Some babies find the gentle motion calming, especially during fussy periods. Some rockers are lightweight and foldable, making them easy to transport, while others are more stationary and might be heavier or bulkier.

  • Vibration: Some rockers come with a vibration feature that can be soothing for some babies.
  • Toys and Attachments: Many rockers have overhead bars with dangling toys to entertain the baby.
  • Music and Sounds: Some models play lullabies or nature sounds.
  • Recline Positions: Some rockers offer multiple recline positions for baby's comfort.

 

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A BABY ROCKER

There are a few factors you should consider when choosing the best rocker for your baby, including:

  • Suitability: Does your infant meet the age and weight requirements?
  • Available space: Rockers are the most space efficient. Work out where you have space and are going to store your rocker.
  • Portability: Do you want a rockers that you can easily move about the house? Or travel with?
  • Features: What are your must-haves? Specific movements? Adjustable settings?
  • Price: Choose from various product price points to suit your budget.

 

FEATURES TO CONSIDER

Brands offer various features, but some of the most popular ones include:

  • A cosy, cushioned seat in soft fabrics, mesh or luxurious quilt designs.
  • An adjustable safety harness for complete security.
  • A durable, flexible frame designed for fun and action.
  • Low maintenance: Easy-clean rocker seats, lightweight and easily portable.
  • Adjustable positions to suit all phases of babyhood.
  • Mobile toy bars to engage your little one’s interest and encourage cognitive growth.

 

BABY ROCKERS FOR NEWBORNS

Most rockers are suitable for newborn babies. Models often have adjustable settings to suit your baby’s stage of growth. Of course, you should always read the product specifications to ensure your baby meets the age and weight requirements. Rockers make a beautiful item for your baby shower gift registry. Get ready to welcome your tiny love with a Metro Baby wishlist. Add your rocker, cot accessories, sleeping bags, swaddles, play mats and activity gyms, or pick up a gift card for another expecting friend. Discover a new scooter, toddler rocker or activity centre for your toddler’s birthday!

 

ADD ENGAGING TOYS AND ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR BABY ROCKER

Keep your little one thoroughly entertained by adding an activity arch or toy bar to your rocker. The easily attached piece features soft baby toys and wooden toys with fun characters that engage Baby’s senses and encourage playtime. Some of our favourite styles include:

 

PORTABLE ROCKERS

Portable baby rockers are designed to be lightweight, foldable, and easy to transport. They are especially useful for families who travel frequently or need a movable soothing solution around the house. Here's what you need to know about portable rockers:

  1. Compactness: One of the main features of a portable rocker is its ability to fold flat or into a compact shape, making it easy to carry or store in tight spaces.
  2. Weight: Portable rockers are generally lightweight, making them easy to move from one location to another.
  3. Safety Features: Just like stationary rockers, portable ones should come with safety harnesses to keep the baby secure. Always ensure the rocker is set up securely and on a flat surface.
  4. Durability: Given that they are designed to be moved and folded frequently, a good portable rocker should be durable and withstand regular use without wear and tear.
  5. Ease of Use: Look for a rocker that's easy to fold and unfold. Some models might have a one-hand folding mechanism, which can be very convenient for parents.
  6. Cleaning: Since portable rockers are often used on the go, they might get dirty more frequently. Opt for models with removable and machine-washable covers or fabric.

 

BRANDS LEADING THE MARKET

Metro Baby carries bestselling rockers from the most trusted suppliers like Bugaboo rockers and Charlie Crane rocker. As with all our baby products, these meet all mandatory Australian safety standards and have been thoroughly tried and tested to ensure quality, craftsmanship and value for money. Checkout the best brands in our convenient online shopping portal, including Vtech, Ergopouch, Babyzen, Uppababy, Leander, Maxi Cosi, Skip Hop and many more. Shop for your deluxe car seats, baby monitors, prams, play gyms and strollers, high chairs, change tables, nappy bags, backpacks, and more.

 

BABY ROCKERS VS BABY BOUNCERS VS LOUNGERS

Understanding the differences between loungers, bouncers & rockers is essential for new parents.

Similar to the soothing rhythm of a baby swing, baby rockers mimic the comforting motion of being cradled. They're great for nap times or when a baby needs to be soothed.

On the other hand, baby bouncers are all about delivering that feeling of "bouncer bliss" where entertainment and activity combine. They provide a fun up-and-down motion that babies love. Some baby bouncers also have extra features like toys and vibrating bouncer seats, making them a favourite playtime choice.

Baby loungers are supportive cushions ideal for baby rest and play. They offer a snug spot for babies to relax or enjoy tummy time. When thinking about loungers, it's about comfort for your baby.

 

HOW LONG CAN A BABY REMAIN IN THE ROCKER?

Baby rockers can be a valuable tool for parents, offering a means to soothe and entertain infants. However, it's essential to use them in moderation. Always supervise babies in rockers, and ensure they get varied positions and activities throughout the day, including essential tummy time, to promote healthy development and prevent potential complications. Transfer your precious one to a purpose-built bassinet or cot for nap times.

 

IS IT OK TO PUT A NEWBORN IN A ROCKER?

As long as your newborn is securely strapped in, they can enjoy the rocker for limited periods. Of course, they should still be supervised at all times. Bub will have full neck support and will maintain a safe position. Transfer them to a flat, firm cot mattress for sleep.